Head-To-Head: Symantec Vs. McAfee In Endpoint Protection

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McAfee merged its acquisition of SafeBoot for endpoint encryption with its existing data loss prevention products in 2008. The company touts its ability to synchronize with Active Directory, PKI and others, its integration with other McAfee products and its centralized console for managing and enforcing security policies. Symantec added encryption giant PGP to its portfolio in 2010 for data encryption and key management for its data loss prevention suite. The company supports full disk encryption and file and folder encryption and has integrated PGP into its Protection Center for centralized management. Symantec also acquired GuardianEdge for its storage encryption and its Altiris Total Management Suite.

Winner: Draw

McAfee partners swear by the company's SafeBoot foundation, and Symantec partners point to the robustness of PGP and GuardianEdge.

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